In Klinsmann We Trust
By Kyle Holland
The United States Men's National Team completed another dramatic comeback, the first on European soil, taking down Bosnia-Herzegovina 4-3 after trailing 0-2 heading into the locker room at halftime.
The genius of Jurgen Klinsmann came out on display in the second 45 minutes of play as the U.S. adjusted formation and erased the two goal deficit by the 59th minute of play.
Jozy Altidore was the talisman for the U.S. that dominated the match in the second half.
Altidore collected a brilliant ball played through by Michael Bradley in the 55th minute. Altidore's silky touch put the ball passed the goalkeeper into the path for Eddie Johnson to tap it home and start the comeback for the stars and stripes.
Altidore then took the game by storm bagging his first goal of the match in the 59th minute from quality build-up through the U.S. midfield.
The Americans took the lead in the 84th minute when Altidore buried another quality measured pass from Bradley into the far corner.
Altidore's encore was from a free-kick just outside the box that he bent into the near post upper corner completing his hat-trick and giving the coaching staff and players something to celebrate on the sidelines.
Klinsmann has the USMNT flying high and playing with confidence. No matter the names on the roster, the U.S. squad is playing quality football and in the habit of winning.
Expect to see more fireworks from Altidore, Klinsmann and the USMNT in their World Cup Qualifying matches ahead.
altidore has is a new player since he moved clubs recently. I hsve been impressed in his last few games. Altidore, dempsey, donavon, what at strike force.
Altidore is an animal. He is a great player and has come back from the dead. Many people wrote him back, but being in europe has really improved his game and brought him back to the national team and banging goals in for fun.